Grayhawk Elementary

August 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 School Year!

School starts August 5th on our regularly scheduled first day of school in an all-virtual learning environment. I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer and has found time to relax and recharge before we start the new school year. As you know, it has been a crazy summer filled with a lot of unknowns and speculations, but please be assured that Grayhawk teachers and staff members have been working hard to prepare for the new year.

As we prepare to open our doors virtually I have some important dates to share with you to make the beginning of the year successful for your child(ren). Please mark your calendars for these dates:

7/29 @ 9 AM - Class lists will be posted on front door of building. Please remember to social distance when coming up to check class list assignments. There will be no changes to lists.

8/4 @ 8 AM - 4 PM Parents may pick up materials teachers have provided for the beginning of PVConnect learning. This will include classroom books and worksheets needed for lessons. Teachers are preparing enough materials to cover at least the first two weeks of school.

Drive through the front of the buidling's bus lane and we will deliver materials to your trunk. DO NOT PARK AND GET OUT OF YOUR CAR. If you did not retrieve your child's belongings at the end of last year, please let us know and we can return those items at the same time.

PVOnline will have their own materials for those students who are enrolled in that platform. If you have any questions regarding PVOnline please call 602-449-2450.

8/4 @ 8 AM - 4 PM Band/String Instruments and materials need to be returned. This will be done through the front bus lane. We will retrieve the instrument from your car.

8/4 @ 9 AM - 3 PM Computer Check Out will take place in the library Please park your car in the side parking lot to come into the outside door leading into the library. There will be signs to direct you. Ms. Janine will have a form for you to fill out and will complete the check out process. There are plenty of computers to distribute. EVERYONE that comes in will be given a computer for their child(ren).

8/4 @ 3 PM Welcome Back Virtual Meet the Teacher. Your teacher will send you an invite before August 4th.

8/5 @ 8:45 AM First Day of Virtual Learning Begins!

While this year promises to be unlike any other year, it doesn't mean it can't be a great year full of learning and fun. I look forward to the opportunity presented to us to reimagine our teaching and learning while continuing to give our students a fantastic education and school experience.

This is going to be a great year!

Welcome Back!

Michelle Pavlik, Principal

Art Teacher's Request

As we begin the year online our wonderful art teacher has made a request for some supplies to be purchased in order for her to teach your child at home. The following list has been provided. If you already have some of these items in your grade level supply list there is no need to duplicate.

1 7x9 Blank Page (no lines) composition book/sketchbook (approximate size)

1 Two-Pocket Poly Folder to store artwork

3 #2 Pencils

1 Pink Eraser

1 Plastic Pencil Sharpener

1 Box Crayola Crayons 24 or 36 ct

1 Box Crayola Colored Pencils 24 or 36 ct.

1 Box Thick Crayola Markers Classic Colors 8 or 10 ct. (washable)

1 Black Sharpie (thin point)

1 Black Sharpie (regular point)

1 Set Crayola Watercolor w/ Brush

1 Craft Paintbrush

1 Small Plastic Water Cup

1 12" Ruler


Elmer's Glue 4oz

2 Glue sticks

Scotch Tape

Thank you in advance from Mrs. Cruz! (formerly Ms. Mitchell)

Grade Level Supply Lists

Please click on link to find your child(ren)'s supply list for the year.

Supply Lists

Staff Members New To Grayhawk

You will see some new faces upon our return to brick and mortar learning. I would like to introduce you to our new staff as well as positions new to Grayhawk.

Megan Bird - Assistant Principal

Lauren Bedsole - Social/Emotional Learning Leader

Jenny Knobbe - Instructional Coach

Cassandra McCann - Structured English Immersion

Katie Blechman - School Nurse

Tara Buxton - Psychologist

Janet Barile - Accounting Clerk

Tamara Reimche - Music Teacher

Grayhawk PTO

For families new to Grayhawk, I encourage to sign up for our PTO's weekly newsletter. It is full of upcoming dates and information pertinent to our Grayhawk students and community. It is also a great way to find opportunities to get involved in your child's school career. Here is the link to receive the weekly newsletter .

Grayhawk's PTO Toolkit Link

A Note from Ms. Camacho and Mr. Johnston

Band/String instruments and materials loaned out last Spring must be returned prior to the start of the school year. Instruments need to be inspected, inventoried and prepared to be re-distributed to students. Please return Band/Strings instruments and materials on August 4th between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. You may go through the front bus lane and the instrument and materials will be retrieved from your car.

As far as distribution goes, we won't be able to arrange pick-up until we have a complete list of students participating and have reached out to our parents about their instrument selection and needs. All instruments, including rentals, will need to be collected so they can be tuned and finger markers placed on instruments. This process will take some time so please be patient as we work through this process. Once instruments are ready to be distributed you will be contacted to arrange for pick-up.

Thank you for your patience as we prepare for online instruction with our students.


Ms. Camacho and Mr. Johnston

Need to Contact Us?

Phone number: 602-449-6600

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

School Hours: 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

Attendance Line: 602-449-6601